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about 2 weeks ago the easton carbon seat post on my blur broke. i replaced it with a thomson however the lack of setback has now forced me into buying a new stem (the one i have was a little too short anyway: 110). anyhow, i was also considering getting a 3/4" riser handlebar. i've always ridden flat bars and i'm concerned that with a longer stem (120 or possibly 130) the bike will handle like a blinded and drunken mule. any advice? will the risers affect the ride characteristics as much as stem length? :confused:

..considering ritchey wcs carbon riser.
 

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I am 5'11 and ride a medium Blur with a thompson laid back seat post with a 120mm Easton stem and a Easton EA70 flatbar and it handles great. I switched to the flat bar from the low rise bar after one week of owning it. I think I like the flatbar better because it feels mor like my hardtail XC racing bike. Check with you local bike shop and see if they will set you up a few different ways and see what you like best. Best O Luck!

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Well I first got mine (Large at 6'-1") with a regular Thomson post, felt a little cramped with the 100mm stem, but also felt like I was too forward on the bike, so I replaced the post with a Easton EA70 40mm setback, now I am dead center on the bike and handling is better... I would think twice before buying a longer stem, have a good look at your kneecap/pedal axle line before doing the swap... my $0.07cnd
 

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I second Jozz

You should have a look at your relative saddle/crank position before you switch the stem. If you were happy with the setup before the Easton post broke perhaps what you need is a Thomson post with set back.

Like Jozz was saying before try the forward knee and pedal axle line when the cranks is horizontal to the ground and also check the tip of the saddle relative the the centre of the BB.

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You should have a look at your relative saddle/crank position before you switch the stem. If you were happy with the setup before the Easton post broke perhaps what you need is a Thomson post with set back.

Like Jozz was saying before try the forward knee and pedal axle line when the cranks is horizontal to the ground and also check the tip of the saddle relative the the centre of the BB.

Wayne
Where should your knee be relative to the pedal axle when the cranks are horizontal and where should the tip of the seat be relative to the BB? I have an XL with a THomson Setback seatpost and the Selle Italia Flite ALL the way back on the rails and a 130 x 10 Easton stem....I am 6'5".....
 
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